55. Coffee Trees

Coffee is Kenya’s third most valuable export (behind tea and ornamental flowers). Although Kenya is 16th in world coffee production, its beans are among the most desirable.

The country has areas of acidic soil that, when mixed with the right amount of sunlight and ample rainfall, help ensure delicious, productive crops.

There are small coffee farms and co-ops as well as large corporate coffee producers in Kenya.



Farmers look through their plants when it’s time to harvest, and choose the red cherries.

The video below, edited from the original, describes a bit of the coffee processing procedures.

Source: taken from COFFEE PROCESSING IN KENYA, Parallel Media, YouTube (Time: 3:18)
flowering coffee tree

Due to global coffee price instability and property boom in the areas that were previously used for cultivation, coffee production is in a state of decline.